Good evening everyone,
Somewhere up north had 3mm rain in April, 39mm a few days into May …! And we’ve not been short of a bit down here … My ponds, stream and water butts are nicely filled now.
And the apple blossom is out – just hope the weather remains calm enough for the insects to pollinate …
IN THIS WEEK’S EMAIL :-
Wednesday 19 May : Herefordshire Women’s Equality Group.
Link to past DEs on u tube.
WEDNESDAY 19 MAY 2021
Women and Local Democracy – Not the Handforth Way!
The much-maligned Jackie Weaver has been in the news for trying to resolve conflict in Handforth Parish Council. But don’t let it put you off getting involved. During the pandemic, women have been largely absent from the table of our national politics, and the burden of caring, home schooling and loss of employment has consequently fallen harder on women.
Locally, however, women have been well represented by our Herefordshire Council Cabinet of six women and two men. HWEG would like to keep it that way, by offering encouragement and support for increasing women’s involvement with their local representatives.
Tonight’s discussion will showcase inspiring stories from four Herefordshire women local Councillors and outline the work that they do. The era of lockdowns has demonstrated the growing importance of our outdoor spaces and countryside, one of the major responsibilities of Town and Parish Councils. We will look at how we can support and work with our local Councillors to enable them to better represent the voices of women in their community.
Everyone welcome. The Zoom link for this discussion will be available nearer the time, on HGN or Koffie Pot newsletters, or to RSVP to our contact email Click Here or Click Here for the Facebook page.
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HOPE TO SEE YOU (AND HEAR FROM YOU)
Our discussion evenings are free and open to all. We hope you can make it!
With all good wishes,
Nat, Alan and Nigel
Coordinators of the Talks and Discussions Calendar (usually!) at The Left Bank Village.